Review: 2009 Sebastiani Zinfandel

Remember how I cracked the code behind old vine zinfandel and zinfandel? Well, since then I haven’t had much of America’s sweetheart wine and since it’s one of my favorite varietals, I had to break the dry streak.

I brought over a bottle of the 2009 Sebastiani Zinfandel to a friend’s house earlier this week and it didn’t disappoint. There’s a lightness to the juice, but a strong peppery flavor anchors down the wine and gives it a lingering aftertaste. It’s another easy-drinker that won’t knock your socks off, but you’ll have a good time drinking it up and smelling the dark cherry aroma. At least I did.

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If you are a faithful reader of wineforthewin.com and you’re thinking, “Hey, Haven’t I seen that wine label to the right of the Zin before?” You’re right. You have.

Nuts and Bolts

  • Winery: Sebastiani
  • Type: Zinfandel
  • Origin: Sonoma County
  • Vintage: 2009
  • Price: $17.99 (I got a second one for 5 cents at the BevMo 5 cent wine sale)
  • Alcohol content: Unknown (I brought this to a party and forgot to look at the label for the Alcohol content. mea culpa!)
  • When to drink: With a hunk of meat, preferably steak, preferably tri-tip and preferably grilled.

 

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